1st International ICST Conference on Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems and Applications

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A web-based surveillance system for mobile phones

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        author={Yoshiro  Imai and Yukio  Hori and Yuichi  Suigiue},
        title={A web-based surveillance system for mobile phones},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Conference on Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems and Applications},
        keywords={Web-based Surveillance System Remote Control Facilities Usage of PDA and mobile phone as GUI Image processing for detection of motion capturing Java programming for server and client software.},
  • Yoshiro Imai
    Yukio Hori
    Yuichi Suigiue
    Year: 2010
    A web-based surveillance system for mobile phones
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.MOBILWARE2008.2801
Yoshiro Imai1, Yukio Hori1, Yuichi Suigiue2
  • 1: Information Technology Center, Kagawa University, 2217-20 Hayashi-cho, Takamatsu, 761-0396 Japan.
  • 2: Panasonic Shikoku Electronics Co., Ltd., 2131-1 Minamikata, Touon, 791-0395 Japan.


A web-based surveillance system has been developed, which is organized with network cameras, an integrated web/mail server, mobile computing devices as GUI and remote control devices. Some kinds of devices can be used as its clients including, for example, high-performance mobile phone, which are equipped with Java virtual machine and web-browsing facilities. The surveillance system can obtain JPEG images from network cameras, process them, and accumulate them into its database. It can also receive requests from its clients, analyze them and perform previously defined services for remote monitoring and/or controlling. Image processing function is built in the system and useful for object's motion detection. Emergency contact for mobile phone can be realized by means of the surveillance system and its image processing facility. Additionally, a remote controlling function is available to switch electric power of appliances on/off. And brief evaluation of the system is also reported in this paper.